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Silent Downfall by BLPH Silent Downfall by BLPH
"Day after day, year after year, I had always admired how our satellite rose from the horizon. However, I knew that some day, it must come to an end. An end that concludes our era."

<physics>
Technically, objects as large as planets will tear each other apart due to gravitational forces, resulting in at least one being completely crushed into debris that will then (assuming the centrifugal force is not strong enough to compensate gravity) fall down on the remains of the other one as a meteorite-swarm. No, you don't want that.
Alternatively, if they approach at a greater speed, the gravity will more or less be unnecessary for apocalyptic events. It's like what happens when two cars crash -- just roughly 3 million times larger. And no, you don't want that either :p
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This is a collab between the awesomely-amazing ~bloknayrb :iconbloknayrb: and myself. Bryan gave me this beatiful planet which I then blended into the landscape. Great working with ya! :)

Please check out his version as well: [link]
No, wait, this is not a friendly advice, it's an order! So gogogogogogogo! [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] :D


Enjoy :)


Edit (yes, even on the same day xD)
We took some input from *kire1987, *ChrisCold, *freelancah, and =aRchAng3lZz into account and are proud to present you the version with increased awesomeness-factor. Enjoy² :D
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:iconheltmy88:
Heltmy88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Incredible!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Fortunately, any solid object with enough gravity to be round is far beyond the maximum point where it's gravity is weak enough for the thing to break apart like that.  Unless of course it directly collides with something .
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:iconbeejay26:
beejay26 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
may i use it please ?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Digital Artist
In which context?
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:iconnukie1982:
nukie1982 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I want it for a book cover.
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:iconnukie1982:
nukie1982 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I want to use this picture, how do i contact the 2 of you?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   Digital Artist
You can simply shoot me a note, I'll forward it to =bloknayrb ;)
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:iconheathertuttle:
HeatherTuttle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
freaking amazing!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconj-c-o:
j-c-o Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Are you a god of artistic skill?:dummy:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, I wish I was :p
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconj-c-o:
j-c-o Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!:dummy:
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice montage...
Do you know John Harris ? He made a very similar painting called Inside the Roche Limit. See 2 versions of it here : [link]
John Harris is among my main inspirations. I once did an article about him on my Mars blog : [link]
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Digital Artist
That's pretty cool, sadly I haven't heard about him before. His works do seem very inspirational :)
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) Yes, very inspirational! Actually, he's my main reference : [link] ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Digital Artist
I see; that's pretty awesome! :)
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:iconlittlecrimsonvampire:
LittleCrimsonVampire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
realy good
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlittlecrimsonvampire:
LittleCrimsonVampire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome...
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Very interesting. :)
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmojorison:
mojorison Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I love it.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Glad you do :)
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:iconjjsmale:
JJSMALE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
good job!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconhumblenolewolf:
HumbleNoleWolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
That's epic... Nice work...
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconhumblenolewolf:
HumbleNoleWolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
^_^ You welcome...
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:icontinyweasels:
Tinyweasels Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
An astonishingly evocative image. Beautiful in its desolation. Its now my new desktop wallpaper.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome, glad that you like it! :)
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:icontalestralhas:
TalesTralhas Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks
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:icondcbrewster:
DCBrewster Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deep. Thought provoking. Breath-taking. Pretty much it's amazing.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrednose2:
RedNosE2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconravenldy79:
Ravenldy79 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
beautiful on so many levels
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconhenflay:
henflay Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great art =)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbigcyco1:
bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconbarbaraplanche:
barbaraplanche Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work. Well done!
I liked the composition, very obscure.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondaniel-caller:
Daniel-Caller Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Astonishing. Brilliant
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icona-anil:
A-ANIL Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
stunning work. looks great.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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